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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
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how can i help you?
User :   Hi
Doctor :  
please proceed with your medical query
User :   On last tuesday I was suffering from Cold (heavy)... Then I took Citrizen tablet... Cold went away... However, throat infection (may be sore throat) did not go away...
User :   Then I went to meet doctor near by my home...
Doctor :  
ok
User :   The doctor told throat infection is there and it is heavy... So, he has given me following medicine...
Doctor :  
ok
User :   Allercet, Dolomide and Symbiotic
Doctor :   ok
User :   I was asked to take morning once and night once...
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Now, throat infection looks like has come down...
Doctor :   Ok

User :   However, I am not feeling so active today... Is it due to the antibiotic that I took??
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Which antibiotic have you taken?
User :   Symbiotic
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :  
Can read out its pharmacological name
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'can you
User :   I asked doctor an alternative for antibiotic... However, doctor told - I must take antibiotic because I have heavy throat infection...
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Thats the right measure
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Can you tell the generic name of the medicine?
User :   I don't know exactly... But, it is written as Symbiotic 50mg in the prescription...
Doctor :  
50mg/500mg
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If it is 500 mg then the possibility is Ciprofloxacin
User :   Sorry, it looks like 500
Doctor :  
Yes
Doctor :   I would advise you to take for 5 days
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continuously
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even though you are feeling better
User :   But, the doctor has written it for 3 days only...
Doctor :  
Yes, initially it is written for 3 days
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But Ideally it has to be taken for 5 days
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to complete the course
User :   OK. Can you please tell me why I am feeling little dull?
Doctor :   Sure
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It is because of the effect of medications and illness
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There will be lot of processes happening in the body
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and that is the reason one is advised Rest during illness
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And there will effect of medicines as well
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So, from both ends
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It will be a bit disturbing
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But once you recover which will happen in 3-5 days
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You will be back to normal
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Did you get it?
User :   Yes, I got it. Now, it looks like I am recovered from cold (immediately after having Citrizen tablet). However, little cough is still coming. But, this cough is not that much compared to second day...
User :   Why am I getting sore throat problem after cold??
Doctor :  
I will explain you
User :   By the way, this is the second time that I am getting this problem in this month (15 days gap)...
Doctor :  
Ok
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Did you take treatment before this episode also?
User :   It is similar treatment (had same medicine for 3 times) and it was fine... I did not complete the remaining 2 times of course that doctor suggested...
Doctor :  
Ok
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You dont repeat that mistake this time
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and take it for 5 days
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bcos after taking antibiotics even tho u feel
User :   Yes, now I am planning to go through the complete course to avoid such problems
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better, the bacteria would not have got cleared
Doctor :   but stayed there

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and since you have stopped it
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bacteria have multiplied and again caused this problem
User :   Now, Shall I take the same medicine (Allercet, Dolomide and Symbiotic) for 2 more days???
Doctor :  
Yes
User :   Is it required to continue the Allercet and Dolomide for 2 more days?
Doctor :   Especially Symbiotic take it for 2 more days
Doctor :  
Others you can stop if you are ok
User :   Little cough is still coming...
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   I think I should take Allercet and Dolomide also... What do you say?
Doctor :   Take just Allercet
User :   OK
Doctor :  
Dolomide only if you have fever or bodypain
Doctor :  
So Symbiotic and Allercet
User :   What kind of actions (natural) do you suggest me to take to avoid this kind of throat infection problems in future??
Doctor :  
Avoid foods suspected to be infected like
Doctor :   Cool drinks
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ice creams
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and outside foods which are not baked properly
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And care ofcourse regarding drinking water
User :   I did not take Cool drinks and ice creams at least for last 1 year as I remember...
Doctor :  
Ok
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But water is also an agent
User :   I take normal water only (some times hot water)
Doctor :  
So cannot help
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It does occur sometime
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You need to be extra-cautious
User :   My throat infection is due to some kind of flu or ???
Doctor :  
No
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It is a bacterial infection
User :   So, I need not worry about the recent famous Swine flu then???
User :   :-)
Doctor :  
No
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You can be free from that
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Is there any thing else I can help you with?

User :   yes...
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
continue
User :   Will the hot water (with salt) gargling helps from throat infection??
Doctor :   Not required now

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AS you are taking antibiotics
User :   In future??
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You can do it with betadine solution
User :   OK...
Doctor :  
Put 1 ml of betadine into hot water and gargle
User :   Doctor suggested me to do salt water gargling and have lemon juice with honey...
Doctor :   Yes

Doctor :  
but Betadine is more effective
User :   can I get betadine solution in medical shop??
Doctor :  
Yes
User :   Will there be any side effects from betadine solution
Doctor :  
No
Doctor :   It is iodine
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and free of side effects
User :   OK
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Is there any thing else I can help you with?

User :   Can you please suggest me some action items (Eg: betadine solution gargling) that I should take care to avoid cold, cough kind of things in this winter??
Doctor :  
Thats it
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Take good nutrition and do some exercises
User :   like??
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to increase your immune status
Doctor :   any exercise like a gym, walking, etc
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Which you enjoy most
User :   I do regular walking for 35 minutes (from office to my home)...
Doctor :  
That is quite sufficient
User :   I am feeling that my immune system has come down compared to last year during which I was not having any such problems like cold/cough...
Doctor :  
It is not like that
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No
User :   even though prior to that year I had some problems with cough
Doctor :  
It will depend on the infective agents to which you come across
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Anyway to improve the nutrition part
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I will suggest you a tablet
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Supractiv 1 daily after breakfast for 1 month
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And see the chagnes
User :   yes, many of my friends looks like have this problem (cold/cough) this year...
User :   Supractiv, OK...
Doctor :  
So try it
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It will be helpful
User :   How can this help me??
Doctor :  
By improving the immunity
User :   Will it have any side effects??
Doctor :  
by providing the micronutrients like Zinc, calcium
Doctor :  
It will not have any side effect
Doctor :  
You can take it
User :   OK..
Doctor :  
Do you want to ask anything else?
User :   Regarding my diet...
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   I take just two pieces of Idly every day morning... Is it sufficient??
User :   as part of my breakfast...
Doctor :  
What is your height and weight?
User :   Height - 5'6'', Weight - 61Kg
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
Then you can take 3 idlies
User :   Ok...
User :   Excuse me, I may be asking more questions...
User :   Regularly, I take 2 to 3 chapaties as part of my Dinner... How about this???
Doctor :   That is quite sufficient
Doctor :  
But take some sambar and salads with it
User :   I generally take some vegetable curry with it...
User :   Is it not sufficient??
Doctor :  
Yes
Doctor :  
That is fine
User :   Vegitable curries like cauliflower, cabbage, tomoto curry, etc...
Doctor :  
Yes, quite healthy
User :   In short I will be doing the following things: Doctor :  
Yes
Doctor :  
Continue
User :   1. Continue the Symbiotic and Allercet medicine for 2 more days...
User :   2. Betadine Solution (1ml) + Hot water (how much???) gargling...
Doctor :  
Correct
Doctor :  
1 cup, 200 ml
User :   3. Supractive medicine after breakfast for 1 month...
Doctor :  
Exactly
User :   4. 3 pieces of Idly as part of Breakfast....
User :   I take green tea once every day... How helpful it is???
Doctor :   It has antioxidants

Doctor :  
Which is helpful for antiaging and immune strength
User :   Once per day... Is it sufficient??
Doctor :  
Yes
Doctor :  
You can increase it to 2 as well
User :   OK... Morning once and Evening once...
Doctor :  
Fine
Doctor :  
Is there anything else you want to ask?
User :   No... Thanks a lot... I am planning to visit the doctor once again today to get the check up done for my throat infection....
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
Please fill the feedback form say done when done.
User :   Done...
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to ur service.

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